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Portrait de Dani Matielo

Made in Africa, or how a factory was launched with an ethical story from day one

My desire to be part of the fashion apparel comes from this idea that human beings truly express themselves through fashion. Put five people in the same uniform, each one of them is going to express it differently”. To the Liberian founder of the first African apparel factory to earn Fair Trade status, fashion is the “coolest industry”, the only one being both art and utility.

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Portrait de Felicity McLean

Waste Collection: A New Frontier For The Fashion Industry?

By Alden Wicker

Many consumers are unaware that a large chunk of their wardrobe is essentially plastic. More than 60% of the global fiber market is polyester, a carbon-intensive petroleum product which has been refined to the point of doing almost anything we ask of it. It can look like silk, cotton, or soft faux fur, or can be combined with natural materials to improve their performance and lower cost.

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Ashoka Fellow Lis Suarez on Women's Empowerment and the Future of Fashion

The hands that make our clothes overwhelmingly belong to women. More and more companies and social entrepreneurs understand that lifting up and empowering these women is necessary to building a more equitable industry.

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Portrait de Felicity McLean

Ashoka Fellow María Almazán Calls For A Conscious Revolution In The Fashion Industry.

The fashion industry is responsible for serious environmental and social problems at a global scale, being the second most contaminating sector in the world, following the oil industry.

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Portrait de Felicity McLean

Social Entrepreneurs Catalyze Co-Creation Amongst The Apparel Industry

Collaboration in fashion goes well beyond Kate Moss teaming up with Topshop. Forward-thinking brands co-create by working together with competitors and social entrepreneurs to design radical new projects and processes that lead to win-win-win situations.


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Incentivizing Sustainable Fashion: Lessons From Social Entrepreneurs

An estimated 75 million people are now employed by the apparel industry. It’s a number that has almost quadrupled in the last 15 years. With this exponential growth, the not-so-hidden costs of fashion too have increased. 

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Bee the Change


Bee the Change work with women in low-income communities to offer them supplemental income through the sale of beehive by-products. We are addressing poverty and the the disappearance of bees, ( which provide 1/3 of the worlds food supply through pollination), by teaching women beekeeping.